Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:1).
One of the most striking thoughts in the Bible, which many of God’s people seem not to be conscious of is the fact that as Christians, we are more than “saved people” or “good people.” We are actually “saints of God.” The word “saint” as used in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible means the same thing.
It means “Holy ones; those who are consecrated or separated unto God.” If you are born again, you are a saint of God. You are consecrated, separated, chosen by God and separated from others. I’m aware that some people say saints are those who are dead and gone to heaven. But that’s inconsistent with the scriptures. The Apostle Paul made mention of the saints at Philippi (Philippians 1:1). He also talked about the saints in the city of Colosse (Colossians 1:2) and the saints at Rome (Romans 1:7). These were all people who were living in these cities at the time. Until you recognize who you are, you will never walk in the light of it.
Some people find it difficult to accept that they are saints because of the wrong things they’ve done. Well, the Bible didn’t say that a saint is a perfect person. Rather, he’s being perfected through the ministry gifts. That’s the reason the Bible says, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). “Saint” is not a title. So, it’s not a question of just using it as a prefix to your name; don’t lose the power of the revelation. It’s about understanding that the Spirit of God has chosen and consecrated you; you are separated from the world and separated unto God.
You have been separated from sickness, poverty, death, sin, lack and the suffering that the ordinary people of the world go through. You’re God’s property, bought with a price and set apart for the beautiful life in the beloved country of Zion! Can you call yourself a saint today; for if you don’t call yourself one, nobody else will.